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Notes on the biology of Sceliodes cordalis (Doubleday) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae)

Kay, I. R. (2012) Notes on the biology of Sceliodes cordalis (Doubleday) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Australian Entomologist, 39 (2). pp. 89-95. ISSN 1320-6133

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Sceliodes cordalis (Doubleday) is an important pest of eggplant but little is known of its biology. Egg size, oviposition sites, seasonal occurrence and egg parasitism were studied from 2006 to 2008 in the coastal Burnett district of Queensland. Eggs (L:W:H:: 0.716 mm:0.445 mm:0.292 mm) were laid predominantly on the calyx of the fruit but not on flowers. Trichogramma Westwood and Trichogrammatoidea Girault wasps emerged from parasitised eggs. Pheromone traps caught moths throughout the year, with higher catches in spring and summer than in winter and in the presence of eggplant crops. © Entomological Society of Queensland.

Item Type:Article
Business groups:Crop and Food Science
Additional Information:24.07.12 WOK: Publisher: Entomological Society of Queensland.
Keywords:Aubergines; eggplants; calyx; flowers; insect pests; natural enemies; oviposition; parasitism; parasitoids; pheromone traps; plant pests; population dynamics; seasonal abundance; spring; summer; trapping; winter; sepals; sex attractant traps; Queensland; Australia.
Subjects:Plant culture > Food crops
Plant pests and diseases
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Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:49

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